Best Authentic Tteokbokki Places to try in Metro Manila

Aside from the most popular Korean food Samgyupsal, Tteokbokki has started to dominate the tables of Korean restaurants here in the Philippines. Let me share with you some of the best Best Tteokbokki places in Metro Manila that Kimchi Adventures tried.

What is Tteokbokki?

Tteokbokki (also known as Topokki) is a popular Korean street food in South Korea. It is made using rice cake (tteok). This sweet and spicy dish also contains fish cake (eomuk), boiled eggs, and scallions. This is best paired with cold desserts like bingsu or the usual kimbap. For a twist, some adds Ramyeon (instant noodles) which is popularly called 'Rabokki.'

Many Unlimited Topokki

Many Topokki is the first unlimited Tteokbokki restaurant in the Philippines that offers authentic Korean flavors with which you can DIY your own recipe of tteokbokki. They have a variety of choices for ingredients and even a few more ready-to-eat Korean dishes from their buffet table. If you are up for a group meal, this is a perfect choice.

Location: 556 Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila City
Read the full review here: Many Unlimited Topokki


Hobing is a Korean dessert cafe popular for its bingsu but the best partner for their dessert is no other than their famous tteokbokki and rabokki! They have the cheesiest tteokbokki among the ones on the list and the most generous among the ingredients especially sausages.

Locations: BGC Stop Over, Market Market, SM Aura, SM Megamall, Glorietta, SM San Lazaro
Read the full review here: Hobing

Seolhwa / Mango and Cheese Korean Bingsu Cafe

If you are up for a tteokbokki that's on the spicier side, the Mango and Cheese Korean Bingsu Cafe is up for the challenge to bring you a good level of spiciness on their tteokbokki. This dessert cafe also offers Bingsu that's a good pair with their tteokbokki and other rice meals.

Location: Lower ground floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati
Read the full review here: Mango and Cheese Korean Bingsu Cafe

Snow Panda

The spiciest one among the list, Snow Panda offers Tteokbokki with a strong kick of spiciness and sweetness for your most wanted 'hot challenge.' Their tteokbokki recipe is generous with fish cake which is one of the ingredients that goes along with the rice cake. 

Location: Ayala Malls, Circuit Makati
Read the full review here: Snow Panda 

SHP Bibimbap

Probably my all-time favorite for the longest time among the restaurants/shops I mentioned on the list, SHP bibimbap is my go-to place for its comfort food, feel-good ambiance, and authentic Korean food. Their tteokbokki is best paired with their kimchi, soup, and kimbap!

Mervin Terraces, 2nd-floor bldg P., 980 Ocampo St, Malate, Manila
Read the full review here: SHP Bibimbap

Do you have other tteokbokki places that you recommend? Have you tried the ones on this list?